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Why Whale Poo is Important to You

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

While we’re busy making using our livestock to fertilize our pasture, we never stopped to think about how manure is distributed in the oceans, and how important that might be to our own health. Here’s a video that explains it.

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The Scoop on Poop – Recycling Nutrients Through Animal Manures

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Pasture Health, Soil  /  4 Comments

As graziers, we all focus on good manure distribution as a way of keeping nutrients in our soils so we have better forage for our animals. We thought that knowing what the nutrient composition of animal manures might help us better understand what we’re accomplishing with our good manure management practices.

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A Full Bladder May Help You Save Money

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

This revelation comes to us from Mirjam A. Tuk, Debra Trampe and Luk Warlop, faculty in the Department of Marketing and Organization Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. They noticed the difficulty we all have when it comes to choosing between an immediate reward, like going out to dinner, and a longer term reward, like not going […]

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Excrement: Part of the Circle of Life

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  The Scoop  /  Comments Off on Excrement: Part of the Circle of Life

I am old enough to remember a world before “Power Bars.” When they were first introduced, my co-workers at the Bureau of Land Management picked them up pretty quickly, using them as snacks that were easy to pack for the dignitaries we took on informational tours of the public lands we managed.  My good friend […]

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The Cheapest Way to Produce the Best Egg

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  4 Comments

Here’s what the Arbuckles found out when they compared how different supplemental feeds affected the cost and nutrient density of their free range eggs.

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